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Kristina Z. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 15, 2014

Kristina Z.

Creative Writing, Detailed Editing & Indexing
   United States
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Overview

"Kristinaz's work was absolutely superb. She took my very first completed manuscript and made it flow like it was my 10th novel. She's the editor to go with. - Philip Westry Jr., author

My clients benefit from my years of experience as a creative entrepreneur, as well as the unique, well-rounded perspective and enthusiasm that I bring to each project. It is important to me that I produce writing that is beautifully worded, accurate, informative and entertaining.

As a full-time writer, all of my attention will be devoted to your project....

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Feb 25, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$550|Completed
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5.0
Feb 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$135|Completed
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4.6
Feb 5, 2014|Other - Writing Services|$165|Completed
Jan 22, 2014|Ghost Writing|$1,875|Working

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Portfolio

Welcome to my online portfolio.
Delaware County Economic Development commissioned this case study to highlight an...
Incorporated a recorded seminar into a pre-existing manual to create a non-fiction...
http://kunkelconsultingservices.com/
Completed a light copyedit on this non-fiction book about mediating conflict.
http://rethinkperfect.wordpress.com/
Medium edit on this memoir with fictional elements.
Completed a mid-level copyedit on this edgy first novel in the Urban Fiction genre.
http://www.amazon.com/Eurotrash-Adventures-Cappuccino-Kings-Shemwell/dp/1466239832/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331645044&sr=1-1
Complete rewrite of Ewen Chia's PLR book "Internet Millionaire System."
Blog post about National Novel Writing Month.
http://beginwritehere.com/2012/02/15/nanowrimo/#more-18
Light edit on this first novel in the Urban Fiction genre.
http://www.amazon.com/Pump-Circumstance-ebook/dp/B009BBD1P0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349211331&sr=8-1&keywords=phillip+westry

Skills (10)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Marketing
Marketing Methods and Techniques Test
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French-English Translation
French To English Translation Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Screenwriting

Service Description

These are my areas of expertise:

Ghostwriting:
Why should non-fiction be bland just because it's factual? The same rules of story structure apply, whether it's your memoir or a marketing piece that positions you as the expert in your field. You need a creative approach to organize your material for best dramatic effect.

Editing:
You have completed your magnum opus, and now you need an editor who will fix up your grammar and punctuation -- while still preserving your voice. As a fiction writer, I understand how to walk the fine line between making your text flow and allowing your unique qualities to shine through. I also am skilled at substantive editing, providing feedback about the fundamentals of your manuscript, such as characterization and story structure.

Children's fiction:
I will help you develop your idea so that you can succeed in this ultra-competitive marketplace. Whether you write chapter books or young adult novels, I can help you put your ideas across to a variety of age ranges.

Screenwriting:
I studied with the best teachers (McKee, Truby, and Fields). The result is a profound knowledge of story structure. Add to that a natural ear for dialogue and you've found the writer to help you whip your script into shape.

Comedy, horror, detective, drama and romantic comedy are my genres.

Treatments & Synopses:
I can outline your script and write an effective synopsis. You may have a story idea that is really just a premise or a one-liner, in which case...

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Employment

Creativity-On-Tap
Freelance Writer
2006 - Present
E-books, memoirs, case studies, screenplays, movie treatments, children's writing. I attach relevant writing samples to each customized proposal.
Self-Employed
Creative Writer
1992 - Present
I have more ideas than I can shake a stick at. In between freelance jobs, I write screenplays, children's books, and I'm currently writing a horror novel for grown-ups.
Work In Progress
Project Manager
2003 - 2004
Coordinator for the animation studio that created the first season of "Generation Jets," a Saturday morning cartoon about the New York Jets.

Education

University of British Columbia - Climate Literacy
Certificate of Accomplishment with Distinction
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University of Ohio - Rhetorical Composition
Certificate of Accomplishment with Distinction
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Copyediting
Screenplays
Treatments
Screenwriting
Video Scripts
Case Studies
Customer Success Stories
Index
Indexing
Ghostwriting
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Writing & Translation
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